GARY STEVENS has warned Albion face a Tottenham backlash after their Bayern Munich battering.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side crumbled to a 7-2 Champions League home defeat to the Germans on Tuesday night and the former Albion and Spurs favourite reckons they have to react at the Amex in Saturday’s lunch-time game.

Stevens, who made 147 appearances during seven years with the North London club, said: “From a Tottenham perspective, they need to respond after Tuesday night.”

And he believes this could be a good time for Albion to take on a shell-shocked Spurs side – if Graham Potter's players have the right mentality.

The Bayern rout was another low for a stuttering Spurs this season.

They currently sit sixth in the Premier League – ten points off leaders Liverpool – and were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester United last week.

They have blown leads in the Champions League against Olympiakos and now Bayern, leaving them third in Group B with just one point from their opening two group matches.

Having conceded seven goals in a competitive match for the first time since December 1996, when they lost 7-1 in a Premier League defeat to Newcastle, it could be an ideal time to play last season’s Champions League finalists.

But former England defender Stevens said: “To be honest, that is all in the minds of the Albion players.

“If they see it as a good time to play Spurs, then it is good a time to play them.

“However, if they think it is a bad time to play Spurs then it will be a bad time.”